Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1986)
  • Yale University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1983)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Memberships/Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Business Section)
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
Attorney at Law

Laurence M. Smith

Member of the Firm
Phone (973) 530-2021
Fax (973) 530-2221
lsmith@wolffsamson.com
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Laurence Smith is the co-chair of Wolff & Samson's Corporate and Securities Group.  Larry has a broad-based transactional practice that includes mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions on behalf of both funds and issuers of debt and equity instruments, and syndicated, middle-market, asset-based and secondary loan transactions for commercial lenders and institutional investors. As a member of the firm’s Corporate Travel Group, Larry also handles corporate travel matters on behalf of Fortune 500 companies.

A frequent contributor to legal journals and business publications, Larry’s articles in the areas of private equity, secured party transactions and banking law have been published in The Journal of Private EquitySeton Hall Law ReviewPratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law, Bank & Lender Liability, The Banking Law Journal and the New Jersey Law Journal. Larry’s article, “MetLife Capital – The Uncertain Fate of Default Rate and Late Fee Provisions,” was one of the authorities cited by the New Jersey State Supreme Court in its landmark commercial decision in MetLife Capital Financial Corp. v. Washington Ave., 159 N.J. 484, 732 A.2d 493, N.J., 1999.

Larry is listed in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Corporate/M&A. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Banking and Finance Law and has an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Larry earned his law degree at the University of Pennsylvania where he served as editor for the Journal of Comparative Business and Capital Market Law. He earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Yale University with magna cum laude honors and distinction in his major. After graduating from law school, Larry served as a law clerk to Judge Herman D. Michels, presiding judge of the Appellate Division, New Jersey Superior Court.

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